Male Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
(289) 272-7331 View (289) 272-7331
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Richie Han
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I see myself as a facilitator of change and a witness to my clients' journeys of self-discovery. I believe that everyone has the potential for growth and transformation, and I feel honored to accompany my clients on their path towards healing and wholeness. Taking after others who have inspired me, I encourage my clients to step into their power and courageously embrace their vulnerability as a source of strength and connection. My approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, authenticity, and curiosity. I strive to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients feel heard, seen, and understood.
As a therapist, I see myself as a facilitator of change and a witness to my clients' journeys of self-discovery. I believe that everyone has the potential for growth and transformation, and I feel honored to accompany my clients on their path towards healing and wholeness. Taking after others who have inspired me, I encourage my clients to step into their power and courageously embrace their vulnerability as a source of strength and connection. My approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, authenticity, and curiosity. I strive to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients feel heard, seen, and understood.
(289) 803-9988 View (289) 803-9988
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Micheal Mularz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you one of the many men struggling with relationships, including the one with yourself? Do you live with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence? You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or challenges in communicating with others. With a better understanding of who you are, you will be better able to grow and establish a relationship with yourself and others.
Are you one of the many men struggling with relationships, including the one with yourself? Do you live with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence? You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or challenges in communicating with others. With a better understanding of who you are, you will be better able to grow and establish a relationship with yourself and others.
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Harinder Singh Sahota
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5S
I have a robust healthcare-related educational background including a Masters Degree in Social Work, as well as have experience of working as mental health, addiction and family counsellor in community settings for over 25 years. I am a Registered Social Worker under OCSWSSW and a member of Ontario Association of Social Worker (OASW) since 2011 with good standing. I am performing varied and demanding arrays of responsibilities including but not limited to assess client’s situation by applying bio-psycho-social model and by using different clinical assessment tools, providing a client centric care tailored to individual needs.
I have a robust healthcare-related educational background including a Masters Degree in Social Work, as well as have experience of working as mental health, addiction and family counsellor in community settings for over 25 years. I am a Registered Social Worker under OCSWSSW and a member of Ontario Association of Social Worker (OASW) since 2011 with good standing. I am performing varied and demanding arrays of responsibilities including but not limited to assess client’s situation by applying bio-psycho-social model and by using different clinical assessment tools, providing a client centric care tailored to individual needs.
(365) 661-6453 View (365) 661-6453
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Nathan Darnell
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Now Accepting Couples and short-term pro bono. Have you felt stuck? Or like there’s something you want to do but haven’t been able to? Life is full of challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Whether you’re dealing with ADHD, relationship issues, a lack of confidence, life transitions, or other stresses, my goal is to help you rediscover balance and well-being. Many of our struggles stem from underlying psychological processes and obstacles that hinder us from doing what we truly want. By addressing these issues, we can create meaningful change.
Now Accepting Couples and short-term pro bono. Have you felt stuck? Or like there’s something you want to do but haven’t been able to? Life is full of challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Whether you’re dealing with ADHD, relationship issues, a lack of confidence, life transitions, or other stresses, my goal is to help you rediscover balance and well-being. Many of our struggles stem from underlying psychological processes and obstacles that hinder us from doing what we truly want. By addressing these issues, we can create meaningful change.
(289) 724-1946 View (289) 724-1946
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Dominic Wozniak
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, burnout, or addiction, I can help. My holistic approach takes into account your life as a whole. I believe in long-term recovery and aim to treat and heal root causes rather than symptoms alone. I also help to create sustainable and supportive structures in your life that you can lean on during hard times.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, burnout, or addiction, I can help. My holistic approach takes into account your life as a whole. I believe in long-term recovery and aim to treat and heal root causes rather than symptoms alone. I also help to create sustainable and supportive structures in your life that you can lean on during hard times.
(289) 277-5724 View (289) 277-5724
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Nabeel Rahman
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Life at times can be overwhelming. The challenges of our lived experiences, childhood trauma, financial constraints and relationships can get the better of us. For those struggling, it is not always easy to seek help. Healing can begin when you acknowledge the hurt and allow yourself to create space for it, understand it and to heal through it. I am here to offer my support by taking on a trauma focused approach where counselling sessions will help you navigate the challenges and opportunities that life send your way. We can discuss ways in which to cope while also identifying your strengths and values.
Life at times can be overwhelming. The challenges of our lived experiences, childhood trauma, financial constraints and relationships can get the better of us. For those struggling, it is not always easy to seek help. Healing can begin when you acknowledge the hurt and allow yourself to create space for it, understand it and to heal through it. I am here to offer my support by taking on a trauma focused approach where counselling sessions will help you navigate the challenges and opportunities that life send your way. We can discuss ways in which to cope while also identifying your strengths and values.
(365) 800-6720 View (365) 800-6720
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David Yuskoski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CYW, CYC, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Supporting individuals, couples, and families seeking to foster unity, stability, and deeply connected bonds in their lives. It's all too common for individuals to become entangled in cycles of shame and blame, especially within intimate relationships. Such cycles can often lead to feelings of isolation, lack of progress, and disconnection. Overcoming personal and interpersonal challenges can feel daunting. With my vast experience, I have helped clients in addressing diverse issues such as anger management, ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, assertiveness, grief, chronic conditions, and disabilities.
Supporting individuals, couples, and families seeking to foster unity, stability, and deeply connected bonds in their lives. It's all too common for individuals to become entangled in cycles of shame and blame, especially within intimate relationships. Such cycles can often lead to feelings of isolation, lack of progress, and disconnection. Overcoming personal and interpersonal challenges can feel daunting. With my vast experience, I have helped clients in addressing diverse issues such as anger management, ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, assertiveness, grief, chronic conditions, and disabilities.
(289) 796-8015 View (289) 796-8015
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Michael Assiamah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(647) 503-4261 View (647) 503-4261
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Matthew Longmore
Registered Social Worker, BA, MAPC, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
Have you been feeling stuck in a cycle you can’t seem to break out of? Do you experience overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, grief, shame or rejection? Are these feelings negatively impacting your relationships and causing unwanted conflict? Do you feel like a victim of trauma? You may think to yourself: “what’s wrong with me, why can’t I get over this?” Self blaming or avoiding uncomfortable thoughts and feelings may provide temporary relief but will create long-term challenges. Thankfully, there’s a way to change your narrative and experience mental, emotional and relational freedom.
Have you been feeling stuck in a cycle you can’t seem to break out of? Do you experience overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, grief, shame or rejection? Are these feelings negatively impacting your relationships and causing unwanted conflict? Do you feel like a victim of trauma? You may think to yourself: “what’s wrong with me, why can’t I get over this?” Self blaming or avoiding uncomfortable thoughts and feelings may provide temporary relief but will create long-term challenges. Thankfully, there’s a way to change your narrative and experience mental, emotional and relational freedom.
(289) 312-3953 View (289) 312-3953
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Sim Chhabra Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
I apply evidence-based modalities, including Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, towards emotional regulation, self-development, anxiety and stress management. I am fluent in Hindi, with effective communication and cultural sensitivity for a diverse clientele.
I apply evidence-based modalities, including Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, towards emotional regulation, self-development, anxiety and stress management. I am fluent in Hindi, with effective communication and cultural sensitivity for a diverse clientele.
(289) 778-0285 View (289) 778-0285
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Flowing Mind Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
I collaborate closely with my clients to truly understand their challenges and unique situations. By adopting a compassionate and non-judgmental stance, I create a safe space where they can openly share their stories. My clinical practice is rooted in evidence-based methods and personalized to fit each client’s strengths and needs. My mission is to empower clients to take charge of their lives, equipping them with the skills to align their actions with their values and build resilience against life’s challenges. Through practical tools and techniques, I guide them on a path of meaningful growth and lasting change.
I collaborate closely with my clients to truly understand their challenges and unique situations. By adopting a compassionate and non-judgmental stance, I create a safe space where they can openly share their stories. My clinical practice is rooted in evidence-based methods and personalized to fit each client’s strengths and needs. My mission is to empower clients to take charge of their lives, equipping them with the skills to align their actions with their values and build resilience against life’s challenges. Through practical tools and techniques, I guide them on a path of meaningful growth and lasting change.
(289) 207-6499 View (289) 207-6499
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Isayah Alexander Javier Alman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5W
Waitlist for new clients
I support youth and adults who struggle with self-doubt, lack of motivation, and feeling “stuck”. I am a Registered Social Worker with experience in crisis response, addictions counseling, child and youth work, and academic research. My approach integrates psychology and social work. I help people examine how life events and their living environment influences overall mental well-being. I believe that you are the expert of your lived experience, and I work with you to analyze your life story, reveal patterns of difficulty, and uncover hidden strengths.
I support youth and adults who struggle with self-doubt, lack of motivation, and feeling “stuck”. I am a Registered Social Worker with experience in crisis response, addictions counseling, child and youth work, and academic research. My approach integrates psychology and social work. I help people examine how life events and their living environment influences overall mental well-being. I believe that you are the expert of your lived experience, and I work with you to analyze your life story, reveal patterns of difficulty, and uncover hidden strengths.
(289) 206-6739 View (289) 206-6739
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Samir Durrani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Reaching out for support can be difficult—I commend you for the courage to see what therapy can offer! As a person of colour and member of the LGBTQ+ communities, I have lived experience and special insight into what it’s like to navigate the unique challenges that come with intersectionality. I have a background in working with sexual health, resilience, wellbeing and challenges that uniquely affect intersecting persons of colour, gender and sexuality. I’m grateful to have supported many folx who went through a difficult time in their life, dealt with a mental health concern, or wanted to explore more about themselves.
Reaching out for support can be difficult—I commend you for the courage to see what therapy can offer! As a person of colour and member of the LGBTQ+ communities, I have lived experience and special insight into what it’s like to navigate the unique challenges that come with intersectionality. I have a background in working with sexual health, resilience, wellbeing and challenges that uniquely affect intersecting persons of colour, gender and sexuality. I’m grateful to have supported many folx who went through a difficult time in their life, dealt with a mental health concern, or wanted to explore more about themselves.
(289) 273-7908 View (289) 273-7908
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Jon Lewis
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN PERSON AND REMOTELY** I pride myself in offering clients an approach that is dedicated to understanding their goals through a collaborative counselling experience. I create a safe and calm space to facilitate a strong therapeutic connection with clients. With gentle curiosity and openness, I invite clients to tell me about their world and experience, so I can learn from them. I believe that healing is possible for everyone and it is my joy to help a client unlock their full potential for happiness and health. It’s not about merely helping clients to survive the day to day but helping clients to thrive!
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN PERSON AND REMOTELY** I pride myself in offering clients an approach that is dedicated to understanding their goals through a collaborative counselling experience. I create a safe and calm space to facilitate a strong therapeutic connection with clients. With gentle curiosity and openness, I invite clients to tell me about their world and experience, so I can learn from them. I believe that healing is possible for everyone and it is my joy to help a client unlock their full potential for happiness and health. It’s not about merely helping clients to survive the day to day but helping clients to thrive!
(289) 216-6573 View (289) 216-6573
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In Person Therapy | Michael Walecki
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Do you feel "numb," overwhelmed, or defeated by life? In our fast-paced world, it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of being constantly online, overworked, and disconnected from others. This ongoing stress can leave you feeling tired, anxious, and hopeless. Sadly, these feelings can impact your relationships, lead to harmful habits, and chip away at your self-worth. But there's hope. Seeking help from an in-person therapist can be a step toward to slowing down,reflecting, and rediscovering the joy and balance in your life that you've been looking for. Click the "Email me" button to set up a free 20 minute consultation today.
Do you feel "numb," overwhelmed, or defeated by life? In our fast-paced world, it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of being constantly online, overworked, and disconnected from others. This ongoing stress can leave you feeling tired, anxious, and hopeless. Sadly, these feelings can impact your relationships, lead to harmful habits, and chip away at your self-worth. But there's hope. Seeking help from an in-person therapist can be a step toward to slowing down,reflecting, and rediscovering the joy and balance in your life that you've been looking for. Click the "Email me" button to set up a free 20 minute consultation today.
(289) 402-5651 View (289) 402-5651
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Steven Uchikata
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
It can sometimes feel like being a young person is harder than ever in today’s world. Cyberbullying, mental health, gender and sexuality, body image, suicide rates, eating disorders, family breakdown and substance use are among the challenges teens and young adults often have to deal with. These are in addition to school work, dating, and friends. My role is to support and guide you while working to overcome the challenges you face. I aim to provide a caring and trusting space where you can share whatever you want and feel understood. We can work together to help you better cope with your experiences and emotions.
It can sometimes feel like being a young person is harder than ever in today’s world. Cyberbullying, mental health, gender and sexuality, body image, suicide rates, eating disorders, family breakdown and substance use are among the challenges teens and young adults often have to deal with. These are in addition to school work, dating, and friends. My role is to support and guide you while working to overcome the challenges you face. I aim to provide a caring and trusting space where you can share whatever you want and feel understood. We can work together to help you better cope with your experiences and emotions.
(365) 800-6414 View (365) 800-6414
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Craig Oolup
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5L  (Online Only)
Navigating some of life’s more difficult challenges can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. You might be feeling worried, stressed, angry and questioning your place in the world. It is my hope and honor to act as an empathic guide, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore any confusing or unsettling thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships you may be experiencing. I offer a collaborative and creative approach to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of any potentially negative patterns, and seek to enhance your strengths and resiliency to challenge and change them as they arise.
Navigating some of life’s more difficult challenges can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. You might be feeling worried, stressed, angry and questioning your place in the world. It is my hope and honor to act as an empathic guide, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore any confusing or unsettling thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships you may be experiencing. I offer a collaborative and creative approach to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of any potentially negative patterns, and seek to enhance your strengths and resiliency to challenge and change them as they arise.
(289) 512-2539 View (289) 512-2539
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Gerry Gange - Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
Working with the right therapist is the single most important factor in your journey to recovery. Knowledge, experience and rapport are important factors to consider when choosing a health professional, and I encourage you to interview your prospective therapist. Please call me for a free consultation and we can discuss your circumstances in a respectful and confidential way.
Working with the right therapist is the single most important factor in your journey to recovery. Knowledge, experience and rapport are important factors to consider when choosing a health professional, and I encourage you to interview your prospective therapist. Please call me for a free consultation and we can discuss your circumstances in a respectful and confidential way.
(647) 576-2589 View (647) 576-2589
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Michael Jones-Zabanah
Registered Psychotherapist, CCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
Making sense of our lives is no easy task. Each of us finds themselves at the centre of a story that has never been lived by anyone else before them. Our time together will highlight the factors that make your story so unique, and how this shapes the dynamics of your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and relationships. This insight will help us understand who you are, who you want to become, and how we can improve your situation.
Making sense of our lives is no easy task. Each of us finds themselves at the centre of a story that has never been lived by anyone else before them. Our time together will highlight the factors that make your story so unique, and how this shapes the dynamics of your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and relationships. This insight will help us understand who you are, who you want to become, and how we can improve your situation.
(437) 747-5756 View (437) 747-5756
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Recovery Resurgence
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Through the use of a client centred evidence based approach, I can help clients facing issues such as addiction, dependence, negative coping mechanisms, and underlying emotional pain or trauma. I can offer support, guidance, and tools to overcome addiction, address the root causes of substance abuse, and develop healthier coping strategies. I can guide a person to achieve goals such as breaking free from the grip of addiction, regaining control of their life, improving physical and mental health, rebuilding relationships, and creating a future filled with hope and purpose.
Through the use of a client centred evidence based approach, I can help clients facing issues such as addiction, dependence, negative coping mechanisms, and underlying emotional pain or trauma. I can offer support, guidance, and tools to overcome addiction, address the root causes of substance abuse, and develop healthier coping strategies. I can guide a person to achieve goals such as breaking free from the grip of addiction, regaining control of their life, improving physical and mental health, rebuilding relationships, and creating a future filled with hope and purpose.
(289) 902-3509 View (289) 902-3509
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Vladimir Rakic
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
"I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story." I have dedicated my life to build a practice where people can come to a place of peace, where you feel comfortable and safe to unburden yourself about the most intimate and personal aspects of your life without the fear of being judged or shamed. This process allows you to shed the layers that keep you going in the same cycles and help you start a new and more fulfilling chapter in your life. Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help.
"I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story." I have dedicated my life to build a practice where people can come to a place of peace, where you feel comfortable and safe to unburden yourself about the most intimate and personal aspects of your life without the fear of being judged or shamed. This process allows you to shed the layers that keep you going in the same cycles and help you start a new and more fulfilling chapter in your life. Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help.
(548) 483-5535 View (548) 483-5535
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Paul V. Morgan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, (Cert), OACCPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Helping people reach their full potential and finding the inherent strengths within them to build capability and resilience giving them the tools to tackle even the most pressing of issues. Practical and sustainable solutions is the bedrock of my practice. Working closely with my patient(s), together we build a picture of their lifestyle from which different choices can be made that will better serve their present and future goals. My style of delivery is geared toward the needs and goals of my patient(s) enabling them to bring about changes in their lives through their own decision making process.
Helping people reach their full potential and finding the inherent strengths within them to build capability and resilience giving them the tools to tackle even the most pressing of issues. Practical and sustainable solutions is the bedrock of my practice. Working closely with my patient(s), together we build a picture of their lifestyle from which different choices can be made that will better serve their present and future goals. My style of delivery is geared toward the needs and goals of my patient(s) enabling them to bring about changes in their lives through their own decision making process.
(855) 948-5458 View (855) 948-5458
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Malik Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I believe everyone already holds the keys to their own healing; my role is to help you find and use those keys. Using a trauma-informed approach, I aim to empower and guide you toward becoming your own source of support and insight. Starting therapy takes courage, and I understand the hesitation some might feel about opening up, especially to a male therapist – it's a step that requires a lot of trust. However, I want to assure you that my practice is a place of warmth and non-judgment. Having faced my own mental health struggles, I connect deeply with those on a similar journey and I provide a calm, grounded presence in session.
I believe everyone already holds the keys to their own healing; my role is to help you find and use those keys. Using a trauma-informed approach, I aim to empower and guide you toward becoming your own source of support and insight. Starting therapy takes courage, and I understand the hesitation some might feel about opening up, especially to a male therapist – it's a step that requires a lot of trust. However, I want to assure you that my practice is a place of warmth and non-judgment. Having faced my own mental health struggles, I connect deeply with those on a similar journey and I provide a calm, grounded presence in session.
(289) 274-9028 View (289) 274-9028
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Waleed Riaz
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, HBSc, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Do you find yourself worrying about situations that may or could happen? Do you feel low, unmotivated, and hopeless? Do you find it difficult to cope with stress, or do you cope with distress through avoidance or substances? If so, you may be in the right place at the right time, let's connect! My specialty is working with males, females, and unspecified youth and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders, and stress. I have extensive experience working with people of colour. You deserve to live your best life, free from the weight of anxiety, depression, and the weight of others' misunderstandings.
Do you find yourself worrying about situations that may or could happen? Do you feel low, unmotivated, and hopeless? Do you find it difficult to cope with stress, or do you cope with distress through avoidance or substances? If so, you may be in the right place at the right time, let's connect! My specialty is working with males, females, and unspecified youth and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders, and stress. I have extensive experience working with people of colour. You deserve to live your best life, free from the weight of anxiety, depression, and the weight of others' misunderstandings.
(647) 291-8045 View (647) 291-8045

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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.